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Chris Acker, CLU, ChFC is an independent life insurance broker in Palo Alto, CA specializing in term life insurance for families and businesses.

 

 

He is native of Ogdensburg, New York, a small border town on the St. Lawrence River, 40 miles south of Ottawa, Ontario.He graduated from Williams College with BA in history in 1985.

Chris began his insurance career with The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (now John Hancock) in the fall of 1985, where he was a brokerage representative, helping independent insurance agents and brokers place impaired risk and specialty insurance coverage.

In 1989, he moved into retail insurance brokerage with the San Mateo-based Link-Allen Associates, where he assisted growing technology companies and their executives with their employee benefit plans and individual insurance needs.

In 1998, he opened his own office where he continues to specialize in helping individuals, families, and businesses with a wide variety of insurance issues completely independent from any obligation to any specific insurance company.

Chris earned the professional designations, CLU, and ChFC in 1988 and 1991, respectively and continues his education on an ongoing basis.

Chris is a past President of the Financial Planning Forum (Palo Alto, CA) and the Williams College Alumni Association of Northern California, a title he shared with his wife, Carol for years. 

He was a board member of the Peninsula Chapter of the American Society of CLU, now the SFSP. 

He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The Society of Financial Service Professionals, and The Financial Planning Association.  

Chris lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Carol, who is a fee-only financial planner and also a member of the Financial Planning Forum and FPA, and his two daughters, Rachael, and Samantha. Rachael was a Division 1 swimmer at UC Berkeley and is now in medical school and Samantha is a Division 1 water polo player at Harvard in her Junior year.  Mowgli,the dog, is a sweet fluffy Bernese Mountain Dog and loves to greet clients at the office door.

 

Chris is a committed platelet donor at the Stanford Blood Center and participates in various community service projects with his family. He enjoys spending time with his family backpacking, reading, and travel.

 

 

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If you need an insurance professional who knows the industry, listens to your needs and works hard for you, Chris is your man.

If you need an insurance professional who knows the industry, listens to your needs and works hard for you, Chris is your man.

We have trusted Chris with all our insurance needs for several years. He always listens and understands our needs completely and then works hard to design a policy that best fits our needs. He is very personable and easy to work with.

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Sanjeev Dharap
Architect, Entrepreneur, Technical Advisor

Expert Advice and Honesty

Chris brings expert advice and honesty to every project we work on. He gets things done in a timely manner and does an excellent job following up.

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Brad Branson
Partner/Investment Adviser- Cornerstone Capital, Inc

Didn't Try To Upsell Me!

I found Chris when looking for life insurance brokers. I knew exactly what I wanted and told Chris and he was able to deliver without trying to upsell me on something else. It was very straightforward and exactly how I hoped it would be. I would definitely recommend him for anyone in a similar scenario.

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Nathan Netravali
Associate Director of Clinical Applications at Think Surgical

CB Acker Associates Is Extremely Responsive

Chris provided (and continues to provide) excellent service and support for our insurance needs. He is very responsive, knowledgeable and provides specific and efficient solutions to our insurance needs. I highly recommend Chris!

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Antonio Altamirano
Founder, CEO at Tangelo
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